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  • Short Summary

    American troops liberate Cherbourg, France.

  • Description

    Cherbourg, France.

    Close up shot of road sign reading 'Cherbourg'. MS. American infantry advancing through the streets of Cherbourg. Men looking into buildings and firing across streets and around corners. Men running across streets for shelter. Close up shot of soldier firing rifle. American soldier looking at dead German soldier in doorway.

    More shots of the street fighting. MS. German soldiers emerge from doorway with hands up. More shots of the street fighting. Three soldiers firing machine guns. German soldiers surrender with white flag and hands on head. A large group of German soldiers being marched through street.

    Long shot of German prisoners behind barbed wire. High ranking German officer escorted into a building for questioning. Several shots of German officer being questioned. He leaves a building.

    Various shots of American artillery in action. American bomber planes, Bostons, dropping bombs, explosions seen. More shots of burning buildings and explosions.

    German soldiers surrender with white flag and hands in the air. Various shots of ruins of Cherbourg.

    American tanks and troops in streets of Cherbourg, French people applauding. A man in civilian uniform addresses crowd - civilians and soldiers. American flag hoisted on building, people cheering.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:19:00 / 01:34:00:00
    UN 1430 F

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